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Is it possible for the lay person to get rid of stomach fat?

  1. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Is it possible for the lay person to get rid of stomach fat?

  2. Bolthorn profile image55
    Bolthornposted 8 years ago

    Yes.  Aerobic exercise.  Unless the very thought makes you shudder and want to hide under a rock.  In that case, no. 

    The greatest myth you will encounter when searching for an answer to this question is people telling you of various ways to target the stomach fat.  Fat can not be targeted.  Muscles can be targeted, fat can not.  Regardless of what part of your body is doing the work, it will burn fat from anywhere to get the energy.  It does not matter what kind of aerobic exercise you do so long as you get your heart rate up for a good sustained period of time.  I would suggest running.  I have yet to see an avid runner with a belly.

  3. nifty@50 profile image74
    nifty@50posted 8 years ago

    The stomach is usually the first place you put fat on, so when you lose weight this is the last place that the fat comes off! Do all of the crunches, sit ups ect., if you are above the average BMI for your height your'e most likely carrying a "bear gut". You get rid of stomach fat the same way as other body fat, lose weight. The quickest way to lose weight is to cut calories by diet or exercise or both! Exercise the big muscles (legs) for the fastest calorie burn. Once you reach your ideal weight your stomach should be close to an ideal size. The rest involves toning your stomach for a six pack look. If everything else is a perfect size, and your stomach is still big, and your weight is good lipo suction may be your last option.

  4. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Thanks for answering my questions nifty. Abt the hiccups thing, I've tried that and it has worked the best for me too, and as you say, doesn't usually work the first time always!!

  5. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Only professional athletes can have flat abs.

    Do people read what they write?

  6. Ms Val Fitness profile image61
    Ms Val Fitnessposted 7 years ago

    No! You can't spot reduce. Everyone is genetically different. Some people have more fat cells than others and are portioned differently. The best way to get rid of stomach fat is less calories in and more calories burn.
    Nutrition+weight training+cardio+rest= weight loss.